His clothes were woven from camel hair, and he wore a leather belt; his food was locusts and wild honey.
He announced: "Someone is coming soon who is far greater than I am -- so much greater that I am not even worthy to be his slave. a8
I baptize you with b water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit!"
One day Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee, and he was baptized by John in the Jordan River.
And when Jesus came up out of the water, he saw the heavens split open and the Holy Spirit descending like a dove on him.
And a voice came from heaven saying, "You are my beloved Son, and I am fully pleased with you."
Immediately the Holy Spirit compelled Jesus to go into the wilderness.
He was there for forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was out among the wild animals, and angels took care of him.
Later on, after John was arrested by Herod Antipas, Jesus went to Galilee to preach God's Good News.
15"At last the time has come!" he announced. "The Kingdom of God is near! Turn from your sins and believe this Good News!"16
One day as Jesus was walking along the shores of the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon c and his brother, Andrew, fishing with a net, for they were commercial fishermen.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)